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Get To Know Your Chamber Staff: LCRCC Open House

Join us at 60 Main St for a good ol’ fashioned cookout on July 13th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Get to know the Chamber staff, dig in on some delightful cookout essentials, and have some summer fun with fellow Chamber members. See firsthand where all the LCRCC magic happens with this FREE for members event. We even dug up something from the past. Register here. Thank you to our Open House sponsors:                              

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Students Win LaunchVT

Entrepreneurs need determination, flexibility, courage, and a great idea. What don’t they need? Decades of experience. Our 2017 LaunchVT 1st Prize Winners proved that even a couple of college students can develop and execute on a grand idea. MajorWise, an online platform that provides a variety of internship opportunities for college students, may sound like your average university career software. But co-founders and UVM students Max Robbins and Peter Silverman have achieved early success by setting themselves apart: creating a streamlined user experience, including project-based Continue Reading

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President’s Message: Hitting 700

Over the past year, politicians and business groups identified the need for Vermont’s population to grow to 700,000 in order to meet our anticipated work force needs and to financially fuel the social, environmental and community programs that define Vermont. This need is driven by the retiring ‘boomer’ generation and the lack of any significant in-migration of younger workers. Those numbers are based on sound research and we reject them at our peril. Two questions to consider are whether we can expect to hit 700 Continue Reading

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5 Ways Burlington’s Gigabit Internet Directly Benefits You and Your Family

At a basic level, Burlington’s gig means you have access to a data-transmission medium (fiber) that’s faster than any other. Translated into real value: you can pat yourself on the back for choosing a fantastic place to live, and these are just a few reasons why. Gigabit Internet in Burlington Provides More Job Opportunities The next generation of web applications will be built with fiber Internet connectivity, and the people building them will be making salaries 1.5 to 2.5 times greater than the average private sector Continue Reading

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VCWA’s 2nd Annual Cuba Trip

I stepped off the plane, on a beautiful warm day, and the realization suddenly hit me. I had just set foot in the country that I have not been allowed to visit my entire life. Here as part of the Vermont Council on World Affairs’ 2nd Annual Cuba trip, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but images of Fidel, ’55 Chevies, cigars, and Hemingway ran through my mind. For 8 sun-filled days, a congenial group of 20 curious Vermonters immersed ourselves in the culture of Continue Reading

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Top 5 Reasons To Join Us For Spare Time Strike Night

5 Reasons to Bowl With Us Mark your calendars! The most fun, unique, and exciting networking event is coming up, and it’s called Spare Time Strike Night, May 18th at 5:30pm! In case you needed a few excuses to go, we’ve come up with 5 reasons you’ll want to be there. (I will do my best to keep the bowling puns at a minimum) Bowling is fun. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a semi-professional bowler, or if you’ve never bowled in your life– either way, Continue Reading

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Taste of Vermont Returns to US Capitol for 12th Year

The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Convention Bureau, and the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC) announced Friday that they will host the Twelfth Annual Taste of Vermont Reception in Washington, DC, with honored guest Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The annual event has become well known throughout the Capital Region for its dynamic showcase of Vermont products and destinations. More than 60 Vermont businesses will be represented at the reception, and many are traveling to Washington for this Continue Reading

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Top 6 Reasons to Exhibit at the Small BIZ VT Summit

Top 6 Reasons to exhibit at the small BIZ VT summit 2017: Generate lucrative new business leads organically by engaging with the Summit’s attendees and exhibitors. We anticipate welcoming at least 300 business and community leaders! Pre-schedule valuable business-to-business meetings in our dedicated meeting space! Get face time with potential investors and buyers! Connect with your local community – fellow business owners and future patrons – and become rooted in Vermont’s tight-knit business network! Shop for new and innovative products to help grow your business and Continue Reading

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Butterflies & Bidding: A Special Evening to Benefit Vermont’s Youth

The 2017 LCRCC Butterflies and Bidding Silent Auction at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on March 30th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm is a new and exciting networking event. Fly into Spring by bidding on exceptional items like a 7 night, 6 day trip to Acapulco, enjoying delicious appetizers and sweets, and experiencing the gentle and captivating beauty of ECHO’s Live Butterfly Pavilion. A portion of the funds raised will support the Paul Gallagher Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund, a scholarship which assists one Vermont high school Continue Reading

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Join the Vermont Business Community by exhibiting at the Small Biz VT Summit

  The Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the fourth Small BIZ VT Summit, Monday April 17, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. The event will be followed by an informal networking hour at the Hilton bar, beginning at 5:00 pm. This is a free event for small business attendees. This day provides small businesses with the most relevant education, tools, networks, and resources to grow your small business. Presentations feature solutions to small business issues with success stories, and ideas your business can implement immediately. Educational Programs follow two tracks, so bring your Continue Reading

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